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Omar

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Omar mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Omar

"Omar" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Long lived". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From عمر (Omar), Persian variant of Arabic عُمَر (ʿumar) (a name), a variant of عَامِر (ʿāmir) (flourishing), from عَمَرَ (ʿamara, “to live a long life”). The name saw popularity in the West following Edward FitzGerald's translation of Persian poet Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat.

  1. (Islam) Omar bin al-Khattab, second Islamic caliph and a companion of Muhammad.
  2. A male given name

Omar was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Omar

Omar Bradley is a military person. His military service ended in 1981.

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Omar Sharif was an actor. He was most active from 1954 to 2015. Omar was given the name Michel Dimitri Chalhoub on April 10th, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt. Omar is also known as Omar el-Sherief and Omar Cherif. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.

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Omar Sy is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Omar was born on January 20th, 1978 in Trappes, France.

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Omar Epps is an actor, rapping, songwriter, record producer, and rapper. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Omar was born on July 20th, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Omar Little is a fictional character.

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Omar Rodríguez-López is a progressive rock, alternative rock, dub music, experimental rock, electronic music, math rock, post-hardcore, post-rock, and post-punk musician. He plays Guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer and other keyboard instruments, vocals, sampler, sitar, Cuatro (Puerto Rico) clavinet, drums, Sampler (musical instrument), Puerto Rican cuatro, Squier Super-Sonic, Ibanez, and Ibanez Jet King. He was most active from 1990 to present. Omar was given the name Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López on September 1st, 1975 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Omar

Don Omar is a singing, songwriter, actor, and singer. Don was given the name William Omar Landrón Rivera on February 10th, 1978 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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Mohammed Omar was an Emir of Afghanistan, Supreme Leader of the Muslims, List of Presidents of Afghanistan, and Amir al-Mu'minin. His military service ended in 1991. Mohammed was born in Kandahar Province. He breathed his last breath on April 23rd, 2013.

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Ayesha Omer is an actress, model, and singer. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. Ayesha was given the name Ayesha Omar in Lahore.

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Ahmed Omar was a militant leader. He holds the title Emir of Al-Shabaab and Emir ofAl-Shabaab. Ahmed was born on August 5th, 1972 in Somalia. Ahmed is also known as Abu Ubaidah and Ahmad Umar. He died on May 27th, 2015.

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Abdul Wahid Omar is a Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and (Economic Planning Unit). His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present.

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Sayyid Ajjal Shams al-Din Omar is a Governor of Yunnan and Governor ofYunnan(Karadjang). Sayyid was born in Bukhara.

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How popular is the baby name Omar in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 0 14
1881 11 0 11
1882 11 0 11
1883 13 0 13
1884 6 0 6
1885 15 0 15
1886 14 0 14
1887 10 0 10
1888 19 0 19
1889 11 0 11
1890 16 0 16
1891 5 0 5
1892 16 0 16
1893 14 0 14
1894 10 0 10
1895 22 0 22
1896 11 0 11
1897 19 0 19
1898 12 0 12
1899 17 0 17
1900 10 0 10
1901 8 0 8
1902 8 0 8
1903 15 0 15
1904 8 0 8
1905 16 0 16
1906 12 0 12
1907 15 0 15
1908 10 0 10
1909 14 0 14
1910 13 0 13
1911 21 0 21
1912 44 0 44
1913 52 0 52
1914 59 0 59
1915 70 0 70
1916 92 0 92
1917 80 0 80
1918 109 0 109
1919 116 0 116
1920 88 0 88
1921 96 0 96
1922 81 0 81
1923 81 0 81
1924 86 0 86
1925 90 0 90
1926 71 0 71
1927 79 0 79
1928 78 0 78
1929 69 6 63
1930 65 0 65
1931 47 0 47
1932 67 0 67
1933 62 0 62
1934 49 0 49
1935 60 0 60
1936 44 0 44
1937 51 0 51
1938 36 0 36
1939 38 0 38
1940 43 0 43
1941 48 0 48
1942 45 5 40
1943 43 0 43
1944 45 0 45
1945 48 0 48
1946 52 0 52
1947 48 0 48
1948 55 0 55
1949 64 0 64
1950 64 0 64
1951 63 0 63
1952 63 0 63
1953 71 0 71
1954 78 0 78
1955 67 0 67
1956 82 0 82
1957 77 0 77
1958 84 0 84
1959 90 0 90
1960 97 0 97
1961 115 0 115
1962 111 0 111
1963 117 0 117
1964 140 0 140
1965 152 0 152
1966 201 0 201
1967 253 7 246
1968 318 0 318
1969 450 0 450
1970 558 6 552
1971 548 11 537
1972 645 0 645
1973 799 12 787
1974 818 9 809
1975 908 16 892
1976 1,154 16 1,138
1977 1,241 17 1,224
1978 1,307 13 1,294
1979 1,395 16 1,379
1980 1,460 13 1,447
1981 1,449 16 1,433
1982 1,397 12 1,385
1983 1,283 12 1,271
1984 1,281 9 1,272
1985 1,222 8 1,214
1986 1,327 16 1,311
1987 1,302 15 1,287
1988 1,437 12 1,425
1989 1,644 15 1,629
1990 1,986 13 1,973
1991 2,151 16 2,135
1992 2,325 20 2,305
1993 2,463 13 2,450
1994 2,438 19 2,419
1995 2,523 18 2,505
1996 2,524 7 2,517
1997 2,294 6 2,288
1998 2,451 0 2,451
1999 2,677 7 2,670
2000 2,694 8 2,686
2001 2,729 7 2,722
2002 2,627 6 2,621
2003 2,709 8 2,701
2004 2,733 10 2,723
2005 2,966 0 2,966
2006 3,114 9 3,105
2007 3,221 7 3,214
2008 2,867 5 2,862
2009 2,548 0 2,548
2010 2,172 5 2,167
2011 1,886 0 1,886
2012 1,918 0 1,918
2013 1,880 0 1,880
2014 1,810 5 1,805
2015 1,839 5 1,834
2016 1,730 0 1,730

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Popularity of Omar as a first name

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Popularity of Omar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Omar U.S.
  White 32.52% 64.26%
  African American 50.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Omar

People with the last name Omar are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Omar

  • How Popular is the name Omar? Omar is the 664th most popular name of all time. As a last name Omar was the 4,631st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Omar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,010 babies born with the first name Omar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Omar to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Omar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Omar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Omar is Saturday, December 5th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Omar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Omar was in 2007 with a total of 3,214 babies. That's a lot of babies named Omar!
  • Random Omar Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Omar ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 794 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Omar: Your name in reverse order is Ramo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aomr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Omar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,660 people with the last name Omar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Omar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Omar as their last name.

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